A Wellbeing Framework for the North of Tyne

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) , in a partnership with Carnegie UK Trust and stakeholders from across the North of Tyne have created a Wellbeing Framework to help…

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Identifying falls/frailty support in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council alongside North Tyneside CCG are looking to map any activity that is currently being delivered by organisations or groups within North Tyneside which supports participants around falls/frailty…

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North Tyneside volunteering update

A number of North Tyneside organisations are currently recruiting for volunteers and trustees. Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to a local cause and it is a…

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Raising awareness of Usher Syndrome

Jo Milne, founder and Chair of UK Charity Cure Usher has teamed up with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to create an educational film which will help to raise awareness…

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New North Tyneside Health Inequalities Fund Launches

North Tyneside CCG and North Tyneside Council have created a new fund to support voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations active in North Tyneside to address existing health inequalities in the…

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COVID-19 Key Messages for North Tyneside

First published 15 December 2021 Current restrictions: Wear a face covering in shops, on public transport, and in some other public indoor settings, including in cinemas and theatres, unless you are exempt.…

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Contact information for help through the Household Support Fund

The Government has provided a grant to North Tyneside Council to help vulnerable residents over the winter period. The grant is aimed at providing support for food and utility support…

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VODA’s AGM and VCSE Awards Presentation 2021

Our Annual General Meeting and awards presentation took place on Tuesday 23 November at the Linskill Centre in North Shields. This was our first in-person event since the start of…

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VODA VCSE Award Winners 2021

We are delighted to share the stories of our VODA VCSE award winners for 2021, who were presented with their prizes at our recent AGM by Dr Dave Tomson, Clinical…

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Lessons learned from regional voluntary action in a time of Covid

On 14 July 2021, VONNE hosted an online event, funded by National Lottery Community Fund and attended by organisations from across the North East, to consider lessons learned from voluntary…

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North Tyneside Council’s Household Support Fund

North Tyneside Council Household Support Fund October 2021 to March 2022 The Council has received a £70,000 grant to help vulnerable residents with food, energy and water, and any wider associated…

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People with learning disabilities and autism encouraged to take small steps to feeling good

A music project created by people with learning disabilities and autism aims to encourage people to move more and feel fitter and healthier. Developed as part of the HowFit programme,…

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New training portal launched for voluntary organisations during Trustees’ Week

Three North East support charities have launched a new e-learning resource for trustees.  Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Elements Training Portal has been developed by Connected Voice, North…

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National Mental Health and Wellbeing award for NT LIFE’s Ali Donkin

North Tyneside Mental Health and Wellbeing champion Ali Donkin has been awarded joint winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Mental Health Sector’ award in the national Mental Health and…

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Befriending in North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside offers both in person and telephone befriending to older people in North Tyneside. Their befriending volunteers offer supportive, reliable friendships to people who would otherwise be…

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Spirit of North Tyneside Awards

Nominate your unsung local heroes for the Spirit of North Tyneside awards! Nominations are open for the Elected Mayor’s Spirit of North Tyneside Awards 2021. Organised by North Tyneside Council…

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Tyne Pass Barrierless Scheme at Tyne Tunnels

Quicker, greener journey’s using the Tyne Tunnel are soon to become a reality as the new Tyne Pass barrierless scheme comes into effect in November 2021. The modern scheme will…

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Cedarwood Trust launches The Nourish Store

Cedarwood Trust lies at the heart of the Meadowell community, and food is one of the principal themes of what they do. As part of the unveiling of their newly…

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New lease of life for old garage at Linskill

The Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust has been awarded a £140k grant from NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group to convert an existing garage into a Men’s Community…

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FREE energy efficient home improvements

Would you like to reduce your energy bills? And help the environment at the same time? You, or someone you know, may qualify to have energy saving improvements installed for…

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Age UK North Tyneside pilots bereavement notification service

Age UK North Tyneside has joined forces with bereavement service Settld in a landmark agreement which will help to ease end-of-life admin stress for thousands of older people across the…

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Reflections on the final GP-led vaccine clinics

The beginning of July saw the end of the North Tyneside GP-led Covid vaccination sites. The three sites at The Parks, The Langdale Centre and the Oxford Centre were established…

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North East and Cumbria Integrated Care Systems Update

The recently published ‘Integrated Care Systems: Design Framework’ sets out the role of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners in helping to tackle health inequalities and improve outcomes in…

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Working With the VCS: Partnership Working event 12 July 2021

34 representatives from North Tyneside gathered online this week to enjoy a whistle-stop tour of some of the great partnership work going on across the borough. Attendees came from the…

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Making Every Contact Count: Conversations about Covid-19 Vaccination

North Tyneside Council is hosting 30-minute webinars via Microsoft Teams For Frontline staff / volunteers ‘Making Every Contact Count: Conversations about Covid-19 Vaccination’. By the end of the session, participants…

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First for North East as Age UK to open Dementia Meeting Centre at Howdon Community Hub

First published on 10 June 2021 on the Family Gateway website. Life-changing centres where people living with Dementia and their families can receive vital support are set to appear in the North…

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Healthy Habits Programme from Age UK North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside’s Healthy Habits is a project designed around you and your wellbeing goals. Taking a peer-to-peer approach, this programme allows you to address health related topics and…

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North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone newsletter – Issue 2

An Ambition for North Shields has produced the second issue of their North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) newsletter, which well worth a read to keep up to…

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Winning raffle numbers for Jam Jar cinema tickets

Thank you so much to the generous Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay, who have provided a large number of free cinema tickets for our amazing volunteers. To make it…

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New businesses signing up to Sector Connector

As everyone is starting to open up after lockdown, Sector Connector has been busy making approaches to additional businesses that might be willing to provide support for voluntary and community…

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